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In the news
October 06, 2015  |  FierceGovernmentIT

The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a draft publication late last month that will help federal enterprise email administrators, information security specialists and network managers better safeguard email.

A NIST public-private partnership, known as the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, will support the development of this guidance by asking industry to provide products and expertise to "demonstrate a secure, standards-based email system using commercially available software and other tools," according to the press release.

In the news
October 06, 2015  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence on Sept. 30, 2015, released this report to help organizations to secure and control access to information systems.

In the news
October 06, 2015  |  FierceHealthIT

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks collaborators on two projects to address email security concerns in healthcare and other industries.

In addition, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is looking for partners who can provide expertise and product knowledge for a project to demonstrate a secure email system, called Domain Name System Based Secured Email.

In the news
October 06, 2015  |  ExecutiveGov

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched two new projects to address email security threats.

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence also wants organizations to demonstrate email security products that use commercial software in an effort to establish a cybersecurity practice guide.

In the news
October 05, 2015  |  FCW

NIST initiatives tackle email security.

Two nascent initiatives from the National Institute of Standards and Technology are aimed at strengthening the fragile state of email security. A NIST draft document offers guidance on meeting federal requirements for email security.

Announcements
October 05, 2015

Email. The modern working world cannot exist without it, but hackers exploit this vital service to steal money and valuable information. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is tackling this threat with two new projects.

NIST is publishing a draft document for comment that provides guidelines to enhance trust in email. And the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking collaborators to provide products and expertise to demonstrate a secure, standards-based email system using commercially available software and other tools.

In the news
October 05, 2015  |  SC Magazine

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled two projects designed to secure email—the first, a draft document of guidelines to enhance trust in email and the second, an initiative by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to find collaborators who can lend solutions and expertise to demonstrate a secure, standards-based email system built from software and tools that are commercially available.

In the news
October 01, 2015  |  ExecutiveGov
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has started to seek public comments on a draft guide for the implementation of an attribute-based access control system.
 
ABAC systems work to help corporate and public organizations manage an individual’s access rights to data networks and related systems based on the user’s certification, title, training and other attributes, NIST said Wednesday.
In the news
September 30, 2015  |  FierceGovernmentIT
In what NIST has dubbed a "practice guide," agencies have information to help them recreate an example solution, which is based on commercial technologies and references NIST standards and industry best practices.
 
The guide comes out of a public-private partnership called the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.
In the news
September 30, 2015  |  HealthITSecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently published draft guidance on how organizations can improve their approach to data security.

The guide discusses how using an attribute based access control (ABAC) system could be more flexible and efficient, and also why this approach may be preferred over using a role-based access control (RBAC) system. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is currently accepting comments on the draft, a NIST release stated.